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Debenham Sports and Leisure Centre

Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6BL

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2022.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is a hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 100cm and 117cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 12:30 - 18:30.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Debenham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Westerfield.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 475cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 7in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 101cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The minimum width between the bollards that are in front of the entrance is 214cm.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor and at the end of the corridor.
    • The fitness suite is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the top of stairs.
    • There is not step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing assistance system is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Standard Changing Room (Ground Floor)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Sports Hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located along the ground floor corridor that is to the right of the Sports Hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a medium step.

Standard Changing Room (First Floor)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the top of stairs.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Fitness Suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located along the first floor corridor that leads to the Fitness Suite.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a sauna available that can be accessed from both the female and male Changing Rooms, but there is a 6cm high step in the entrance.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the ground floor and first floor Changing Rooms.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a medium step.
  • Comments View
    • There is shallow step in front of one of the showers in the first floor showers (photograph 6).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are some Changing Rooms, the Fitness Suite and the Sauna.

Accessible Toilet (Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the ground floor corridor that is to the right of Sports Hall.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 228cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 6in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the Accessible Toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 83cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the ground floor and first floor female Changing Room.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the ground floor and first floor male Changing Room.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grass at the rear of the venue (but must be picked up after).
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.